Dublin Event: Tri-nations Face off

  • 31 Oct 2013
  • 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Brooks Hotel, Drury Street, Dublin 2
  • 40

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They may be the heavy weights of the Rugby World normally occupying the first 3 places in the rugby World rankings but how do the whiskeys of SANZAR stack up in a head to head amongst each other.

These 3 nations very quickly garnered a reputation for producing excellent wines so are their whiskeys up to scratch?  Will these 3 powerhouses soon dominate the world whiskey awards.  We will spend the evening sampling a number of different whiskeys to see if the Northern Hemisphere has anything to worry about.  This tasting event will pitch the whiskeys of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia against each other in order to determine which nation will hold the title of the southern hemispheres best whiskey producing nation.

For those who wear their rugby colours there will be a bonus pour.    


Whiskeys

Note: At the end of the night we vote for our favourite whiskey. Number of votes and placing are included in the tables below.

1. Discovery Road - New Zealand Singlewood


ABV 46%
Age NAS
Type Blend
Finish -
Distillery Not Specified
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 1
Place
Notes A New Zealand Singlewood, an exclusive bottling provided by the new label from independent bottler Dominic Roscow, his new label Discovery Road will bottle this New Zealand Singlewood in 2014 but at a lower ABV of 43%.  The bottle consumed on the night was the only bottle of this whiskey available in the Northern Hemisphere


2. Bain's Cape Mountain Whisky


ABV 43%
Age NAS
Type Grain
Finish -
Distillery James Sedgewick
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 7
Place
Notes


3. Sullivan's Cove American Oak Cask


ABV 47.5
Age NAS
Type Single Cask Malt
Finish -
Distillery Sullivan's Cove
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 5
Place
Notes


4. 


ABV 60.5
Age 21 Years
Type Single Cask Malt
Finish -
Distillery Willowbank 
Region
Distilled 1990
Bottled
Votes 22
Place
Notes An overwhelming favourite on the night 


5. Three Ships 5 Year Select Premium


ABV 43
Age 5 Years
Type Blend
Finish -
Distillery James Sedgewick
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 0
Place
Notes Not liked at all on the night


6. Limeburners Single Malt


ABV 43
Age NAS
Type Single Malt    
Finish -
Distillery Great Southern Distilling Company
Region
Distilled
Bottled
Votes 0
Place
Notes



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